Illinois Governor Generic Campaign/Wanted Poster

Check out my latest?Blagojevich?cartoon:?Merry Christmas Illinois: Blagojevich Wrapped

Update: We interrupt the 12 Cartoons of Christmas to bump this post from 2006 and inform you that the Feds have taken current Illinois governor?Rod Blagojevich into custody. Meanwhile, our Senator Durbin is asking President Bush to commute former governor Ryan’s sentence. So far he’s served a little over a year of his 6-1/2 year sentence.

In some states they send their former governors to the White House. In Illinois, we send ours to the big house.

Of our last eight governors, two (Otto Kerner and Dan Walker) spent time in prison, one (George Ryan) is scheduled to report to prison in January and the current governor (Rod Blagojevich) is under investigation. We’ll probably re-elect him anyway.

Of course that presents TOONrefugee with a unique opportunity to streamline both the electoral and the criminal justice systems by making available to all candidates our Generic Illinois Governor Campaign/Wanted Poster.

Illinois Governor Campaign/Wanted Poster

Simply insert your candidates name and photos in the spaces provided and tack it on the post office wall.

The First Cartoon of Christmas: No Wise Men

The First Cartoon of Christmas
The First Cartoon of Christmas

We begin our seasonal mirth with the fond hope that this sign – which has apparently been displayed at the Washington city limits for the last eight years – will finally be removed after the holidays.

About the Twelve Cartoons of Christmas: In what has become a Christmas tradition for me, each year I challenge myself to come up with twelve Christmas cartoons beginning on December 1 and ending with a Christmas card to my readers on December 25. Most of my ideas so far focus on politics and the economy – not the most cheerful subjects. So if you’ve got an idea, just leave a comment below and maybe I’ll use it (and give you full recognition, of course).